SUPPLIERS

INTEGRAL TO OUR SUCCESS

Learn about our expectations, the products and services we purchase, and additional supplier requirements.

 

SUPPLIER DIVERSITY

OUR DIVERSITY IS A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

We work hard to ensure that equitable opportunities are afforded to small and diverse-owned businesses.

STEWARDSHIP

INGREDIENT SAFETY AND PROCESS QUALITY

Safe, reliable products are a vital part of our commitment to improving human health.

SUPPLIER GUIDELINES

OUR SUPPLIER GUIDELINES HELP ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN STRONG BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

Abbott suppliers are required to read and agree to our supplier guidelines (English), which describe expectations for the following:

  • Ethical behavior
  • Business integrity and fair competition
  • Privacy
  • Labor rights and worker protection
  • Animal welfare
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Health and safety practices

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

OUR SUPPLIERS MEET IMPORTANT STANDARDS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBIILITY

PROSPECTIVE SUPPLIERS

SUBMIT YOUR COMPANY INFORMATION

Prospective suppliers (non-diverse), may submit company information to iBuy@abbott.com. Include your line of business in the subject line.

NOTE: Diverse Suppliers: click here for mailbox for diverse suppliers.

ETHICAL INTERACTIONS

MAINTAINING THE HIGHEST ETHICAL STANDARDS

Our global standards set forth the principles that apply across all of our businesses worldwide. These standards provide guidance on interactions with individuals and groups such as healthcare professionals, customers, patients, and consumers. Local policies and procedures supplement these standards and assist employees in making compliance decisions at a country level.  We expect employees to do business the right way. These same expectations are applicable to Abbott suppliers when performing functions on our behalf.

PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS

PAYMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR U.S. PARTNERS

  • Our standard payment terms are net 90 from date of invoice.
  • Suppliers must have an up-to-date supplier registration for orders to be placed.
  • Invoices must use the unit of measure on the purchase order (P.O.) for the invoice to be paid.

For questions about payments, or if you are interested in submitting invoices via EDI, fax or e-mail, please contact our accounts payable call center at corpdcc@abbott.com or use (866) 848-6841.

PURCHASING REQUIREMENTS

Terms & Conditions (T&Cs) for materials and services shall apply to all transactions in which Abbott is the purchaser. If a separate agreement between Abbott and Supplier exists, the T&Cs set forth in that agreement shall control in respect to any conflicting PO T&Cs.

PURCHASE ORDER REQUIREMENTS BY COUNTRY:

WHAT WE PURCHASE

WE PURCHASE A VARIETY OF GOODS AND SERVICES

The types of goods and services we purchase include:

  • Advertising
  • Agricultural commodities
  • Banking
  • Biological products
  • Capital equipment
  • Chemical products
  • Commercial services
    • Advertising
    • Meetings/events
    • Printing
  • Computers/computer supplies
  • Construction
  • Disposables
  • Electronics
  • Energy/utilities
  • Engineering services
  • Fleet vehicles/service
  • Food services
  • Fuels/lubricants
  • Glass containers
  • Healthcare professional (HCP) Services
  • Healthcare organization (HCO)
  • Injection-molded parts
  • IT/telecom services
  • Janitorial/laundry services
  • Landscaping/paving/blacktopping
  • Legal services
  • Logistics/transportation services
  • Machined parts
  • Market research
  • Metal fabrication
  • MRO supplies
  • Needles/cannulas
  • Office supplies and services
  • Packaging/supplies/labels
  • Pest control/waste removal
  • Professional services
    • Consulting
    • Financial
    • HR
    • PR
    • Training
  • Safety supplies
  • Scheduled drugs/SDA alcohols
  • Third-party manufacturing
  • Transportation and delivery
  • Vehicle maintenance

ABBOTT'S GUIDED BUYING PLATFORM – SAP ARIBA NETWORK

Please refer to specific guidance here regarding Abbott's transition to a guided buying platform.